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In times such as these, as the world recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle has arguably never been more apparent. Technology, of course, plays a huge part in that, with companies like realme launching smart devices to complement a balanced lifestyle. According to new research from Counterpoint, realme is the fastest growing smartphone brand in Southeast Asia—and it shows, when you look at their products.
realme’s aim is simple: to become the first choice brand for young people by providing a combination of performance, quality, design, and value. In fact, the brand considers themselves to be tech trend-setters with a 1+1 strategy that incorporates smartphone and AIoT products within one smooth ecosystem. In essence, this means that users’ needs in various scenarios—ranging from personal to professional, travel to family—are met by a variety of AIoT products.
Chief among these are the realme Band and the realme Buds Air Neo: newly-launched AIoT products that give users all the help they need to maintain a perfectly balanced lifestyle.
The realme Band is certainly one of the most affordable fitness bands in the market today, but that doesn’t mean that performance is compromised. With a retail price of just RM129, headlining features include a large 0.96” colour display which has a display range of over 65,000 colours. Designed to be used for advanced health and fitness monitoring, the realme Band has 5-level brightness adjustment via the realme Link app for better visibility outdoors (or indoors), along with a “gravity sensor” to automatically wake up the display.
As mentioned earlier, the importance of health monitoring is more apparent now than ever, and real-time heart rate monitoring is a key feature of realme’s latest wearable. Whether you’re exercising or simply working from home, the high precision PPG optical heart rate sensor measures your heart rate in real-time every 5 minutes—to a high degree of accuracy, according to realme. Of course, sleep is also a key aspect of life, and the realme band even has an intelligent algorithm to analyse your sleep quality; knowledge is power, after all.
In any balanced lifestyle, regular exercise is vital. And with 9 sport modes included, you’re pretty much covered with the advanced performance tracking metrics available—even one for games of cricket. Meanwhile, with IP68 water resistance, the fitness band is protected against dirt, dust, sand, and “occasional dips in the water”.
As a cherry on top, realme has also designed their new wearable with convenience and ease-of-use in mind. For example, charging the realme Band is one of the easiest methods around: plug it directly into a USB port, no cables required. Even on the software side of things, the realme Band supports almost all app notifications, so you’ll never miss a message from work again.
All of that is supported via the realme Link app, which is available on the Google Play Store and the App Store.
realme Buds Air Neo
To complement this lifestyle, realme has also announced a value-for-money pair of TWS earbuds: the realme Buds Air Neo. This is essentially a “Lite” version of the previously-launched realme Buds Air, albeit one with a larger 13mm DBB sound driver along with dynamic bass boost for the perfect listening experience. Powered by the R1 chip, the Buds Air Neo offers up to 3 hours of music playback on a full charge, and 17 hours in total with the included charging case.
But the idea of a balanced lifestyle also involves sitting back, relaxing, and giving your mind a rest from the hectic world around us. For many of us, that involves gaming—specifically, mobile gaming. As such, the Super Low Latency mode is essential. As any seasoned gamer will tell you, latency is a key aspect of gaming. For example, high latency results in a delayed response from the gamer, which is very often a make-or-break in-game situation. This is all part of the Gaming Mode, which offers a reduced audio latency of just 119.2ms—perfect for first-person shooter games like COD or PUBG.
Plus, with the help of Google Fast Pair Technology (GFP) and Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the realme Buds Air Neo supports Instant Auto Connection with smartphones. All you need to do is open the realme Buds Air Neo charging case, and compatible phones will automatically detect the earbuds for easy and instant pairing (10m effective range).
And when you’re exercising, the Buds Air Neo are also the ideal companion—in rain or shine. With an IPX4 splash-proof resistance, you should be safe to run in the rain, so you won’t have to pause your music playback no matter what.
How much does it cost to have a balanced lifestyle?
realme has a reputation for providing great value for money with its phones, and this same principle also applies to its AIoT products. The realme Band is officially priced at RM129, while the realme Buds Air Neo is priced at RM199.
But wait. From the 22nd till the 23rd of June 2020, the realme official store on Shopee will be having a flash sale for both devices, with significantly discounted prices available for a limited time. The realme Band will be available for RM79 as part of the flash sale, with the realme Buds Air Neo going for an affordable price of RM149.
And all of that comes up to a value-for-money pack totalling RM228 to complete your perfectly balanced lifestyle.